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  • Age: 19
  • Birthday: April 4, 1995
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Jadavpur Child Development Center
  • Child ID: EI1241003
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Arpan lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include running errands. His father is employed and his mother is employed. There are 2 children in the family.

Swimming, singing and playing with marbles are Arpan's favorite activities. In high school his performance is average and he also regularly attends Bible class.

Your love and support will help Arpan to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Arpan lives on the plains of Jadavpur, home to approximately 500,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Bengali and Hindi.

The regional diet consists of fish, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include colds, diarrhea and gastrointestinal diseases. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $25 per month. This community has electricity but needs improved sanitation, career guidance and income-generating programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Jadavpur Child Development Center to provide Arpan with Bible teaching, health checkups, vaccinations, outdoor games, hygiene education, picnics, special celebrations, community service opportunities, tutoring, educational materials and skills development programs. The center staff will also provide health and hygiene education, income-generating programs and Bible studies for the parents or guardians of Arpan.
Compassion opened its East India office in July of 2002 in Kolkata, (formerly Calcutta), the capital of West Bengal. Kolkata is located on India's east coast just above the Bay of Bengal near the Ganges River. Kolkata has a tropical climate. The office serves children in the states of West Bengal: Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, and Mizoram.

The aforementioned states, once the cradle of rich ancient Indian civilizations, are now among the poorest in the country. A large percentage of the population in this area is tribal and poor. The main religions are Hinduism and animism. The languages spoken in these areas are Odiya (formerly Oriya), Bengali, Chattisgarhi, Nepali, Mizo, and many tribal dialects and Hindi. This part of India is so resistant to the gospel that evangelists call it the "Graveyard Of Missions."

The people of India have had a civilization since 2500 B.C., when the inhabitants of the Indus River valley developed an urban culture based on commerce and sustained by agricultural trade. This civilization declined around 1500 B.C., probably due to ecological changes. Soon after, India succumbed to British rule for nearly two centuries before Mohandas Gandhi and other native Indians led peaceful protests to gain independence. British rule over India lasted until 1947. Since then, political instability, religious violence and tense relations with its Pakistani neighbors have troubled this beautiful part of the country.

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Child's Location: South of Kolkata

Child lives in an area with higher risk of child exploitation and abuse.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.